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As part of our RedBoard series about the way tablets are changing the way we live, work and play, we asked Stephanie Jackson, Vice President, Client Services with app developer Zinio five questions on how she uses her tablet and what’s next for this technology. She says 2011 will see more tablets for more people.
1. How do you use your tablet?
To read, to play, to work and to share. I read magazines; I play games; I surf the web. I love being able to easily share all with friends and family on a plane, on the sofa, even at the table. I also read and answer work emails – easy to read and respond with the larger keyboard.
2. What has surprised you most about the device?
The ease of use for a larger device – I can flip pages of my favorite magazines with the same hand that I’m using to hold the device – very convenient for reading magazines on the train here in NYC.
3. What are your predictions for tablets in 2011?
More tablets for more people. The market will expand beyond the current iPad early adopter market. Not only will tablets be given as gifts this year, but new tablets will be introduced with different models, uses and demographics.
4. If you were sent to a desert island and could take one device, would it be a tablet or another device? Which one and why?
Tough question! I would probably take a tablet. Assuming there is no wireless on the desert island, I won’t get much work done so might as well be entertained with magazines, games, music, etc. all loaded and accessible without internet on my iPad. The only downside might be the battery life and need for shade to read!
5. What’s your one must-have app?
I can’t pick just one! I love the Zinio app, of course, for magazines with ease of use and storage. I’m also quite partial to Scrabble. Both are great for flights, train rides, etc.
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Richard Bloom is a regular contributor to RedBoard.